Monitoring vital signs at the Düsseldorf Marathon
Last April 28th, the Byteflies team along with Henkel runners were present at the Düsseldorf Metro Marathon, all committed to go through the extenuating 42 km end goal. There, our CEO Hans Danneels and our Hardware Engineer Niels Van Thienen culminated months of training.
Using Byteflies wearables for movement monitoring.
Jules is a 6 year old energetic boy, living with his parents in Belgium. He was diagnosed with Legg–Calvé–Perthes disease in 2018. Through this blog we want to share Jules' journey, and his family's determination to find the best possible way to help him. We also aim to shed a spotlight onto such disorders, and how continuous and extensive monitoring with Byteflies Sensor Dots can make a difference for disease progress tracking.
Byteflies at the Metro Marathon Düsseldorf.
Byteflies has recently partnered with the German chemical and consumer goods giant Henkel, smart sole company ARION, and applied electronic expert QUAD, to track a series of physiological signals in 16 participants of the Metro Marathon in Düsseldorf, to take place on April 28, 2019, using Byteflies' sensor dots .
From Idea to Prototype: With Byteflies
UGent students share the process and results of their prototype (Fitflies) developed using the Byteflies platform.
Wearable seizure detection: a personalized care strategy for epilepsy patients
Clinical-grade wearables could put control back in the hands of epilepsy patients Epilepsy is a neurological condition causing recurring seizures that are nearly impossible to predict. In addition, the frequency and occurrence is often underreported because patients are not always aware of their seizures. Developing a deep, personalized understanding of each case is the key to effective treatment, but available personal seizure detection technologies are nonspecific, invasive and unwieldy. Overcoming these challenges will require intense collaboration between ‘med’ and ‘tech’.
Wearable health: taking care beyond the clinic
Is the tech ready to drive a revolutionary shift in healthcare – or vice-versa?
Summer Interning at Byteflies: Data Science
Interested in an internship at Byteflies? Contact us! Here at Byteflies we are always on the lookout for excellent summer internship candidates. Last summer, we had the pleasure of hosting Tomas Fiers in the Signal Processing & Data Science team. He validated the signal quality of Byteflies IMU sensors against gold-standard recordings obtained in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), and ran some activity classification experiments. Read on for his excellent report!
Why value-based healthcare models work
Fostering positive-sum competition to breathe life back into the healthcare ecosystem Fee-for-service models are familiar to all of us. In healthcare, we are generally charged for every procedure that a doctor or clinician performs, even if it doesn’t have a positive outcome. Focused entirely on the here and now and characterized by higher costs, fewer services, errors and quality differences, this model is facing plenty of scrutiny as we move toward more integrative, personalized care.